(Excerpts from this piece were originally published in Law360)
At most U.S. law firms, equity partners are still overwhelmingly male. While firms have long professed a desire to achieve gender parity, progress — particularly at the partnership level — has been markedly slow.
Women have made up at least 40% of law school students for decades, according to data collected by the American Bar Association, but less than a quarter of U.S. equity partners are women, according to Law360's latest survey.
Still, some firms have been able to make measurable progress, and show they are working to make good on their goals of achieving parity. These firms usher in a different image of what an equity partnership can look like.
Selendy & Gay was honored in this year's "Ceiling Smashers" — a listing of the top 10 law firms in each size category that are outpacing their peers as the legal industry works to close the gender gap in its partnership ranks.
View the full report in Law360.